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St. Christopher’s to hold animal blessing

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will host a special outdoor Mass on Sunday to bless its new patio cover. All are welcome. Service begins at 10 a.m. In memory of St. Francis, Mass will be followed by a blessing of the animals about 11:15 a.m. Well-behaved pets are invited to both events. For more information, call 702-293-4275. St. Christopher’s is at 812 Arizona St.

Prayer and reiki gathering to benefit bighorn sheep

Boulder City United Methodist Church is organizing a prayer and reiki gathering at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hemenway Park. In response to the news that the local bighorn sheep herd is infected with viral pneumonia the church’s response is to pray for the animals and offer healing reiki energy. Everyone is invited. The gathering will last about 30 minutes. For more information, call the Rev. Sandy Johnson at 702-293-7240 or visit our website at www.bouldercityumc.org.

Desert ecosystems talk

Shirl Naegle will hold a discussion on survival in desert ecosystems at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Boulder Dam Museum and Historical Society in the Gene Segerblom meeting room, 1305 Arizona St. The talk will cover the strategies employed by animals that occupy perhaps the harshest desert in North America. For more information, call 702-294-1988.

Church Harvest Bazaar set Nov. 9

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9. It will feature baked goods, homemade soups, holiday decorations and crafts and raffle prizes donated by local merchants. St. Christopher’s is at 812 Arizona St.

Baby-sitting class to be held at Youth Center

A baby-sitting class will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Boulder City Youth Center on Saturday. This class is designed for ages 8 and older and will teach you the essentials to start baby-sitting. There is a $20 registration fee.

You will create your own baby-sitting kit with instructor Debbie Barth. Please register before class at the Recreation Center 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 702-293-9256.

Women’s group to host speaker

The Boulder City branch of American Association of University Women will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Boulder Dam Museum and Historical Society in the Gene Segerblom meeting room, 1305 Arizona St. The speaker will be Annette Magnus-Marquart, executive director of ProgressNow Nevada. She will be sharing information regarding the status of women in Nevada, especially the wage gap. Meetings are open to the public. For additional information, contact Valerie McNay at 702-845-0907. The meetings are on the third Monday of each month.

Center for Brain Health to give presentation

A presentation by the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Boulder City Senior Center. The Lou Ruvo Center, dedicated to providing treatments for brain diseases, will outline its many services, including services for caregivers. Some services are free. All interested residents are invited. The Senior Center is at 813 Arizona St. Call 702-293-3320 for information.

Bethany Baptist to hold fall festival

Bethany Baptist Church, 210 Wyoming St., will hold a fall festival 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The event will include games, candy and food. Costumes are optional. Kids through fifth grade get in for free. For more information, call 702-293-1912.

Local churches join for weekday worship

Boulder City United Methodist Church and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church has begun weekly Wednesday night worship called WOW or “Worship on Wednesday.” The 6:45 p.m. worship service is at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St., and is a combination of contemporary praise music, prayer and a short reflection. The Rev. Sandy Johnson and Father Jim Lyons will lead the service. The service is casual and all are welcome. For more information, call Johnson at 702-293-7240 or visit www.bouldercityumc.org; or Lyons at 792-293-4275 or www.stchristopherschurch.org.

City to hold dog obedience class

The Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department will offer a six-week dog obedience class starting Oct. 21. Classes are 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays at the multiuse building in Broadbent Memorial Park. The first class will be in the building and without dogs. The rest take place in the building and park. There is a $50 registration fee. This class is designed for people ages 10 to adult. Children ages 10-14 require adult participation.

Instructor Kathy Bethke will start with the basics, using motivation to effectively train a dog. Please register 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the recreation center. For more information, contact the department at 702-293-9256.

Heatwave Swim Team to hold Halloween carnival

The Boulder City Heatwave Swim Team will hold its Halloween Carnival from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the city’s recreation center gym. For more information, call Pam Hickey at the Parks and Recreation Department, 702-293-9256.

Day of the Dead party set for Nov. 1

The Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery will hold a Day of the Dead party at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the guild’s offices on the second floor of the Historic Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona St. There will be an auction of porcelain skulls and a potluck dinner.

Christ Lutheran to hold craft bazaar

Christ Lutheran Church, 1401 Fifth St., will hold its annual craft bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 at the church. There will be craft items and baked goods. All proceeds are donated to charities such as Emergency Aid and Lend a Hand.For more information, call Susan LaSelle at 702-443-4101.

Sons of Norway to hold dinner

The Boulder City/Henderson Sons of Norway Desert Troll Lodge will hold its annual Lutefish Dinner on Nov. 2 at the Boulder City Elks Club. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. In addition to the Lutefish and Scandinavian meatballs, pork roast, potatoes, vegetables and Lefse, the traditional Scandinavina potato flatbread will be serve. Dessert will include homemade Norwegian cookies. Cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. There will be prize drawings and door prizes. This event sold out last year. For more information, call Dave at 702-294-911 or Vikki at 702-617-8898.

City to hold children’s art class

The Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department offers a Children’s Performing Arts class — Rising Stars — at the multiuse building. This class is offered on Tuesdays with the session running Oct. 29-Dec. 17. Ages 4 through kindergarten will meet from 2-2:30 p.m. with a fee of $35, and grades first and higher will meet from 3-4 p.m. with a fee of $70.

Children learn singing, dancing and performing skills. Participants get to showcase their talents at the Holiday Magic Show on Dec. 19. A uniform fee of $15 will apply to this eight-week session.

Instructors are Lisa Morris and Kara Larsen. For more information, contact the department at 702-293-9256.

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